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Representatives from the Association of South East Asian Nations and the European Union have confirmed their "commitment to intensify work towards the timely resumption of region-to-region free trade agreement negotiations." They met in Bangkok on October 13-14. The EU and ASEAN (comprising Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia,...

Chile and Uruguay concluded a second round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA) on April 12, 2016, according to a statement from Chile's Directorate General of International Relations (DIRECON). Experts from both countries discussed various issues related to the proposed agreement, including access to...

During talks in Jerusalem on March 29 between Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, China and Israel formally agreed to start negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). Last year, China and Israel successfully completed a feasibility study on the FTA,...

Honduras and Ecuador held a second round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA) between February 2 and 4, 2016, according to Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Trade. Through the agreement, Ecuador is seeking to gain preferential tariff treatment for its exports to Honduras, especially for...

On June 17, Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng and Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), after negotiations were completed in November last year. Upon the FTA's entry into force, more than 85 per cent of Australian...

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on June 11, 2015, that 66 developing and least-developed country members have now submitted notifications to the WTO outlining which provisions of the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) they intend to implement upon entry into force of the pact. The...

New Zealand's Trade Minister, Tim Groser, traveled to China on February 28, 2015, to engage in talks on expanding the nations' free trade agreement. The customs authorities of New Zealand and China recently agreed to establish a system to enhance trade facilitation under the existing FTA...

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states – Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Norway – and Bosnia and Herzegovina have marked the entry into force of their free trade agreement (FTA) with a series of trade promotion seminars. The EFTA-Bosnia and Herzegovina FTA became effective on January...

The free trade agreement (FTA) between Hong Kong and Chile, which was originally signed on September 7, 2012, enters into force on October 9, 2014. The agreement will expand Hong's FTA network to South America, after signing agreements only with territories in the Asia-Pacific region and...